As we start to discover "Earth-like" planets elsewhere in the galaxy, it's easy to forget that the first exoplanets discovered were orbiting a pulsar -- and weren't very Earth-like at all. Continue reading →
A neutron star has been discovered orbiting its binary partner every 93 minutes -- a record.
The "classic" habitable zone is defined as the location around a star where a planet can sustain liquid water -- but this may not be the only life-supporting substance. Is there more than one habitable zone?
Inside the most massive neutron stars, matter may take on a more-exotic-than-usual quantum characteristic.
As the hunt for gravitational waves intensifies, a graduate student has an idea as to where the gravitational wave detectors should be looking.
When a star dies, depending on its mass, it will form a white dwarf, neutron star or a black hole. Or will it? Perhaps there's an intermediate "electroweak" phase that may save the remnant from black hole doom.
Scientists can probe the conditions just after the Big Bang. They can detonate a supernova in a test tube. They can even study black holes. What about neutron stars?
Because of increasing light pollution, the most spectacular structure in the sky is seen by fewer and fewer people these days - the Milky Way. During the summer months you are in fact peering in the direction of the downtown hub of our pinwheel galaxy. The central region straddles the constellation...
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